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Johor, Malaysia's Fastrackcity Featuring F1 Track To Be Completed In '19

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

Motorsports hub Fastrack Iskandar "unveiled the design of its motorsports city on Tuesday," which features a "top-grade" track suitable for Formula 1 racing, according to Wang Meng Meng of the STRAITS TIMES. The facility has a targeted completion date of '19. At "the heart of the moto...

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Work On New FMF HQ Appears Delayed

Work on what will be the new HQ of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) "appears delayed" just under two months -- per the FMF's projections -- before the facility's scheduled inauguration date of Feb. 28, according to Ricardo Magallán of LA AFICIÓN. Construction is being carried ou ...

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Aichi To Bid For 2026 Asian Games

Aichi Prefecture Governor Hideaki Omura said that the region "will bid to host the 2026 Asian Games, with Nagoya expected to be the main venue," according to KYODO. If Aichi lands the 20th edition of the event known as Asiad, "it will be the third time Japan will play host." The Aichi Prefectural Go ...

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Leicestershire Gets Naming Rights Deal

Leicestershire County Cricket Club's Grace Road home is to have a sponsor "for the first time in the ground's 137-year history," according to the BBC. A five-year naming rights deal has been agreed and CEO Wasim Khan said that the sponsors will be revealed by the club in "two to three weeks." Khan: ...

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Standing At Football Matches May be Allowed

Safe standing at football matches in Wales "could be introduced if the responsibility of sports ground safety management is devolved to the Welsh Assembly," according to the PA. Welsh Conservatives leader Andrew RT Davies has "long led the calls for a safe standing pilot in Wales and believes the pl ...

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UEFA Gives Toulouse Nearly $1M

UEFA along with the French Football Federation have allotted €919,030 ($993,930) “for the renovation of two stadiums in Toulouse,” according to 20 MINUTES. Toulouse “will host four Euro 2016 matches,” scheduled from June 10 through July 10. Toulouse Mayor Jean-Luc Mouden ...

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Long Lines Ahead Of BBL Melbourne Derby

Big Bash League side Melbourne Stars’ officials "will meet with the Melbourne Cricket Club on Monday to discuss 'teething issues' related to increased security measures which led to chaotic scenes for fans entering the MCG for Saturday night’s game," according to Greg Buckle of the HERAL ...

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Sunderland AFC Get $1.5M Grant

The "ambitious plans" for a new sports and education center on the banks of the Wear "have moved a stop closer to reality," thanks to a £1M ($1.5M) grant, according to Kevin Clark of the SUNDERLAND ECHO. The Beacon of Light, to be built next to Sunderland Aquatic Centre, "will house educa ...

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Emirati Charged For Plot On F1 Circuit

The husband of an Emirati woman executed for murdering an American teacher "has been charged with joining the Islamic State group and plotting attacks on Abu Dhabi's Formula 1 circuit," according to the AFP. The man "was charged by the UAE's Federal Supreme Court on Monday" with seven terror-related ...

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Floods Force Rhinos Out Of Training Ground

Super League rugby club Leeds Rhinos has "been forced to move out" of its training ground after "severe flooding over the weekend," according to Simon Stone of the BBC. The club and rugby union club Yorkshire Carnegie "train in Kirkstall next to the river Aire, which burst its banks on Sunday." All ...

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Lib Dems Call For Standing At EPL Games

The U.K.'s Lib Dems said that football fans "should be allowed to stand at Premier League grounds," according to Ben Glaze of the London DAILY MIRROR. Standing was phased out following the '89 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans died at the Sheffield stadium during an FA Cup semif ...

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